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U.S. Olympic Committee unveils Ralph Lauren closing ceremony parade uniforms

Figure skater and 2010 gold medalist Evan Lysacek,

They’re patriotic, cozy, cute, stylish, practical and warm. Annnnnd…(this is a big "and") they’re all made in the USA. We’re talking Ralph Lauren’s closing ceremony parade uniforms along with casual village wear for American athletes participating in the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia which were unveiled earlier this week.

You might remember the huge...

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Rebecca Minkoff facing fines of $77,000 for her messy Manhattan office, report says

Rebecca Minkoff is facing fines of $77,000 from

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Fans of Rebecca Minkoff's coveted handbags probably think working for the designer would be a dream come true, but the situation at her Manhattan headquarters is a little bit messy at the moment, Vogue reports. OK, more than a little bit.

Minkoff is facing fines of $77,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor for "willful and serious violations of workplace safety standards," including...

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Halloween makeup tutorials that are pretty, not scary

Elizabeth Taylor's Queen Cleopatra eye makeup is surprisingly

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We give major props to those brave enough to rock a man-eating zombie costume for Halloween, but for the women who are more into glam than gory, we found three YouTube makeup tutorials that enhance your natural beauty.

1. Cleopatra

If you're always looking for an excuse to add drama to your makeup routine but just can't find the time and place to go crazy with winged eyeliner, this is...

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3 new products for big, sexy hair

Bumble and bumble's new Pret-a-powder blends clay and

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Seems it's all about volume these days, and powders are one way to pump it up. Bumble and bumble's new one, Pret-a-powder, blends clay and oat flour for dry cleansing and volume -- plus it will extend the life of your blow-dry. It comes in four shades -- white, blonde, brown and black; $26,

If mechanical help is called for, try HIclips -- basically a hairclip on steroids....

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Alex and Ani fundraiser, Naeem Khan sample sale

Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field store is hosting a Maje

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Through Nov. 1

At the Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field store, experience Creed's latest Royal Exclusives fragrance collection, Oct. 28-31 (consultations available; 516-873-2849). On Oct. 30, Robert Graham stylists offers one-on-one wardrobe advice for men, 2 p.m.; enter to win an electronics gift basket, including a digital photo printer (one entry per customer; no purchase necessary); call...

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H&M has $78m...& needs you to spend it

H&M's Make A Difference campaign will use $78

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What would YOU do with $78 million? That’s what H&M wants to know. The H&M Conscious Foundation, a charitable arm of the brand, just got a generous donation, and plans to use the money to address three serious global issues—but which?

They’ve narrowed it down to five—clean water, strengthening women, safeguarding natural resources, education and poverty reduction via self-empowerment.


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Free makeover and photoshoot, 70 percent off David Yurman

Meet with celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams on

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Now through Oct. 27

The Wedding Library in Manhattan hosts the Amsale bridesmaids fall 2014 collection trunk show at 14 E. 60th St., suite 606. The show is by appointment only; 212-327-0100 or

Oct. 23-27

Nouveau Bride has the Modeca Bridal and Enzoani Gorgeous with Curves (plus-size bridal gowns), by appointment only, at 1613 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-1500.


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Fall's must-have beauty look: Smoky eyes

Chanel calls its new fall collection "Superstition," because

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There's a dark, mysterious air to several makeup lines for fall -- think names like Superstition, Dark Spell, Mystic Metallics. And just launched is Cover Girl's new line based on the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" that brings smoky eyes to a whole new level. MAC celebrates a legend -- fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez -- with a limited-edition collection of vibrant...

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Rent The Runway opens first showroom at Henri Bendel and it’s a wow

Rent the Runway, the online designer dress and

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Ever walked into a high end boutique and gotten scared by the snobby sales lady and the astronomical price tags, so much so that you’re afraid to touch the clothes no less try them on? (Uh, yeah.)

Forget about it. Rent the Runway, the online retailer that has been renting designer duds since 2009 just opened a swanky new showroom (its first) at the Henri Bendel flagship on Fifth Avenue where...

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Candice Swanepoel to wear $10 million fantasy bra in 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel will wear the

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Victoria's Secret revealed the 2013 Fantasy Bra Wednesday, the latest in a lineup of multimillion dollar undergarments produced annually since Claudia Schiffer donned one in 1996.

Candice Swanopoel is the lucky Angel this year, as she'll be rocking the $10 million creation for the first time in her career at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Dec. 10.

The bra was made by Long Island's...

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